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. >> welcome to "this week in defense news" president obama will romaine the commander in chief for another four years, but before he's sworn in again in january, he has to work with the republican house, and the democratic senate to avert the threat of sequestration. absent a deficit reduction deal by the end of the year, more than $1 trillion in cuts would be triggered across the government, half would hit the pentagon that's just starting to implement $500 billion in cuts over the coming decade. here to talk about sequestration, new players in congress and the administration is our expert roundtable with rick maze, the editor of the military times up in, macker mackenzie eagin, and gordon adams who served in the clinton white house. guys, welcome back, and thanks for joining us. mackenzie, let's start with you, we have the sam problems, occasion of characters, president obama in the debate was adamant that sequestration wouldn't happen. can he strike a deal this time? and having seriously committed themselves to stymying the agenda, the day after being elected the nice time.
the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. >>> and target employees are fighting back after being told they will have to open stores on thanksgiving night. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> no one should leap to any conclusions until we determine what the facts are and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >> sources tell cbs news that paula broadwell the alleged mistress of david petraeus warned general john allen that jill kelly was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> president obama will hold a news conference today since being re-elected and it's expected he'll talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the american people want action. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. >> three people have died in central italy has people are affected by widespread flooding. >> the man who accused a
job as head of the u.s. european command. however, president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that post on hold. secreta secretary panetta issued a statement that saying while this matter is under investigation, general allen will remain commander of the isaf. general allen deny he has done anything wrong. meanwhile, secretary panetta is asking to move up the confirmation of general joseph dunford, allen's likely successor in afghanistan. >>> meanwhile, with david petraeus out, the cia has a new leader. michael morell is a career cia officer who has held a variety of leadership positions and it's the second time he's held the role of acting director. david martin has more. >> reporter: after only 14 months, david petraeus, the supposedly indispensable man, is gone. without warning, a new man, michael morell, must step forward from his post as deputy first to leon panetta, then to petraeus, and take over. jo john mclachlan knows what that's like. he did it in 2004. >> once you're sitting in that chair, there's no one sitting behind you. there's no safety net.
determine what the facts are. >> reporter: despite president obama's move to put general allen's promotion on hold, the president still trusts the general to lead american troops. >> he has faith in general allen. i would refer to you the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> reporter: some lawmakers are coming out in support of general allen. >> general allen said he's not guilty of any improper behavior. i think he deserves to have us withhold judgment until the investigation the completed. >> reporter: general petraeus was scheduled to testify today about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. in light of the scandal he will not appear at that hearing a decision that's angered some lawmakers. >> i think it's absolutely imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: in his place today acting cia director michael morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia. now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statement. >> susa
, the president is leading by less than 3 million votes. but, of course, president obama has already won the electoral vote, so nothing will change the outcome now. china is also changing leadership this month. today, china's communist party began a meeting that is held once every 10 years during which the people will be told who their new leaders are. that leadership has to manage a china that is evolving into a nation of haves and have-notes and bill whitaker is reporting tonight from beijing. >> reporter: the opening of the congress, a choreographed spectacle of power and pride, but outgoing president hu jintao told the assembled delegation the communist party's greatest success, china's economic development, has created one of its greatest threats-- a growing divide between rich and poor. on one side of the divide, huang nubo, a 56-year-old billionaire real estate developer. >> these buildings, these are your buildings, too? >> yes he was poor as a boy, he told us, but he's rich and powerful now on "forbs'" list of the world's wealthiest people. he started with one piece of property
by president obama october 10. part of his mission would be to help get u.s. forces out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. that vacancy at the c.i.a. is one of many openings in the obama administration. the secretaries of state, treasury, and defense would all like to leave. so what who's coming in? nancy cordes is at the white house for us tonight. nancy? >> reporter: scott, white house officials told me today that u.n. ambassador susan rice is the front-winner to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state despite some strong opposition from some republicans. the 47-year-old u.n. ambassador is a close confidante of president obama, a former rhodes scholar who served as an assistant secretary of state under president clinton. she came under fire from republicans for what she said five days after the attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. here was race on "face the nation." >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: that would later prove to be untrue, though the white house insisted rice w
the country from going over the fiscal cliff will be the focus of president obama and lawmakers this week. the president has scheduled meetings with labor representatives, business leaders and members of congress to discuss ways to avoid the automatic tax increase and spending cuts that will go into effect at the beginning of 2013. there is no bigger issue on the agenda in washington between now and the end. year than reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. without an agreement on january 1st the bush era tax cuts will expire and $1.2 trillion in spending cuts goes into effect. that will likely result in a spike in unemployment and trigger a new recession. >> everybody recognizes that this will be a terrible thing for american families, for our economy, for just running the government in a sensible way. >> president obama has said any deal must include a tax increase on wealthy americans. an idea that republicans are pushing back against. >> raising those rates on january 1st would according to the independent firm ernst and young destroy 700,000 american jobs. >> but on "face the nati
. >> president obama gets set to shuffle his cabinet. why some republicans aren't happy with who he wants to replace hillary clinton. >>> and a big day here in studio 57. we'll talk with oliver stone, mike huckabee, the billionaire co-founder of instagram, and golfer nick faldo. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense the matter involving general john allen. >> the pentagon is rocked as a top u.s. general is linked to the petraeus scandal. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> the sex scandal began when kelley received harassing e-mails from petraeus's biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation that led to petraeus resigning is himself being investigated. he sent shirtless pictures of himself to ms. kelley. >> where do shirtless pictur
was needed. obama senior advisor david axelrod called boehner's congress to members encouraging. >> i think there are a lot of ways to skin this cat so long as everybody comes with a positive, constructive attitude toward the task. >> jeff: if the automatic spending cuts happen, exactly 50% of the board without fall on the pentagon. national security correspondent david martin lays out what that would mean. >> reporter: the dreaded sequestration would double the $500 billion in cuts the pentagon is already planning to make over the next decade. defense secretary panetta has not minced words about what that would mean. >> if a sequestration is allowed to go into effect it will be a disaster for national defense. >> reporter: according to panetta the new american strategy of pivoting away from the wars in iraq and afghanistan toward the pas civic and an emerging chinese superpower would come undone. >> all of thatan go to hell if this congress doesn't face up and deal with the issue of sequestration. >> reporter: in this letter to senators panetta warned that by the time sequestration was ove
for the relationship with america and across asia. but first, since office, the obama administration has made reforming how -- a top priority, and so far, experts say, those efforts have helped save billions of dollars a year. still, in unveiling the budget plans earlier this year can the pentagon said that it would have to save a whopping $60 billion from efficiencies, if it's to afford the key priorities in an era of declining resources what has the pentagon done so far? and how do you ring efficiency from an organize as diverse and far flunk as the defendant department? joining us is david wennergren, the department's assistant deputy chief management officer. sir, welcome to the program. >> thank you. >> so your office was created co help drive the efficiencies across the department. and the goal is to save $60 billion overall. how do you do that? is it by making minor changes to just about everything, for example, legacy programs? is it through sweeping major reforms? is it eliminating work? what is the strategic approach you guys are taking to save money? >> it takes a little bit of all those thi
carren, 9news now. >> president obama will not only have to nominate a new cia director, he will also have to choose his next secretary of state. there hillary clinton has confirmed she will leave the post and cbs news learned u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice is resigning as well. she's been criticized for her assessments that the attacks in benghazi were prompted by a spontaneous protest rather than terrorism. >>> metro already focusing on the inauguration. today the system started taking online orders for its commemorative 2013 inaugural smart trip cards. they feature a picture of president obama. the card comes with preloaded for a one day pass offering unlimited travel on metro rail on the day it is first used. the cost? $15. you can also use the smart trip as a flash pass for unlimited metrobus travel on inauguration day. ♪ >>> doesn't it look fun? the game is called call of duty black ops 2 but the real name of the game is making money. this video game is not only expected to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars, but since the game came out last night at midnight
. the cia says not. so president obama did sign an order in 2009 outlawing those operations. >>> our health alert tonight, a new study suggests moms that get sick with a flu or any kind of illness that causes fever during pregnancy maybe at higher risk of having a child with autism. the news makes prenatal checkups all the more important. >> i do everything i cannot to get sick. >> reporter: this new mother knows it's important to stay healthy for herself and her unborn baby. a new study suggests that children born to a mother who gets very sick with flu or fever during pregnancy may have increased chance of being autistic. the danish study looked at nearly 97,000 children and found kids had twice the risk of being diagnosed with autism before age 3 if their mom got the flu. the risk increased three fold it the mother had a fever more than a week while pregnant. >> common sense would say it wouldn't be good for the baby to be exposed to high temperatures or to a virus that's in your bloodstream. >> reporter: but scientists say the overall risk is still very low and caution the results are
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